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Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
international exhibition is under way focusing on water supplies and renewable energy. the crown prince of the united arab emirates says they realize they have a limit. >> translator: the united arab emirates has been providing the world with energy for half a century. we'll continue our efforts to provide a stable supply. it's our responsibility as a member of the international community. >> reporter: what prompted the concern is an impending sense of crisis. the gulf nation could lose its status as one of the world's leading oil producers. in 2011, the uae was seventh in terms of production but energy demands in the nation amounting in the face of rapid urbanization and a growing population. one of the most pressing issues is the secure enough electricity to convert sea water into fresh water. the country gets much of its water from the sea but surging water consumption now has the uae using 70% of its electricity for sea water. without effective measures the uae will have to spend more oil and gas and domestic power generation which would deprive it of its major export. that's whyhe governm
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Jan 15, 2013 6:30pm PST
superstorm sandy today. energy analyst kevin book expects governments will increasingly be forced to spend moy toitigate or adapt to clmatehange. >> with every storm, with every flood, we're getting closer and closer to talking about how he handle climate change rather than how we stop it. >> reporter: pressure to address climate change may also come from outside the united states. the european union is threatening to slap trade the u.s. refuses to buy credits to offset greenhouse gas emissions from transatlantic flights. even china may help force the u.s. to act. beijing is under pressure to clear the air as pollution makes it harder and harder to breath. >> coal pollution, including greenhouse gas emissions, is something they have got to get down in their country if they're going to live there. as the largest emitter, the bogey man to which all western nation's point, begins to clean up its game, it's going to make it harder to say no. >> reporter: and progressives are hoping the president will bypass congress and use his regulatory authority under the clean air act to fight climate chan
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Jan 20, 2013 10:00am PST
the work done. and some of the energy begins to dissipate, some of the hope begins to dissipate as you come up against the harsh realities in society. and i think it's just natural that the second time around, you don't have the same tup type of expectancy. i see the first time as a revival service, and now it's communion and renewal, healing. that's the kind of service moody see this time. >> bishop? >>le wiell, my sense is that th president really saw himself and we saw him as the one who would bring us together as a country. there would you be able n't be there wouldn't be blue america, there would be one country together. and what we learned in the first administration, we were not yet ready to be that country. that we are far more isolated and polarized as aountry than we knew ourselves to be. and what we wanted ourselves to be at that time. so my sense is that the task now isn't so much to speak to the middle, but to, in fact, help create a middle, where it's so much easier for us to stay in our isolated areas it's so much easier for us to stay in our isolated areas with peop
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Jan 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
energy to scrape it together every month. emma the president's new year speech from the prague castle, residents of the czech presint out rage -- >> the president's new year speech. it took nearly half a second to mention the amnesty. one of every four prisoners in the czech republic walk free. 6000 people altogether. and several cases were dropped. among those released were the heads of the company that cheated him. the ex-convict see the outgoing president as a hero. >> it is very nice. i thank you, mr. president, for giving me thisecond chae. >> he had already served two years and had one more to go, but now he is home. many of his countrymen are not happy about it. the president's speech has been met with widespread disbelief and outrage. the prisons may have been overcrowded, but the foreign minister says this was hardly an acceptable way to relieve the situation. >> it could have been limited to petty criminals and for crimes that would not have been punished with a prison stence in most european cntries but with house arrest or community service. it is just not acceptable for t
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
foreign energy companies that they'll deal aggressively with terrorism. but a hostage crisis that left dozens of people from different counts dead is raising fears on new infrastructure. algerian prime minister abdel mal eck sellal. the militants attacked a natural gas plant in the desert last week and took hundreds of workers hostage. sellal stressed government forces moved in on the facility to demonstrate algeria will not give in to terrorism. a spokesperson for the militants told the french weekly "paris match" that the group had achieved 90% of its goals. one of those goals was to take control of a heavily guarded complex with just 40 fighters. but there are allegations that militants had some inside help. an algerian newspaper reported that security officials are questioning workers. they reveal a former driver at the facility was among the attackers. he reportedly provide the the group with detailed information about the plant. the militants have pledged to continue theirttks unless france halts its military campaign in mali. now, leaders around the world are now paying full att
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Jan 14, 2013 4:30pm PST
exposure. others benefit from energy and infrastructure or improvement in housing so it seemed like there were fundamental reasons to be more optimistic on that group of stocks. >> susie: okay. well, we'll see how it goes this year. thanks for coming on the program. we've been speaking with adam pozen. >> susie: it's not easy being a retailer these days, especially if you rely on customers buying at your store. many consumers come in and browse, but make their purchases online. but tech innovations are helping to change that. erika miller got a sneak peek at the intel booth at the national retail federation's convention. >> reporter: adidas had a problem. that's the company most americans call "adidas". it needed to figure out how to get customers to buy merchandise in its stores, instead of on- line for less. it found the answer in this interactive display, which has boosted traffic, and dollars spent per transaction. >> normally, in a physical store you can get maybe 200 different products. but with this, you are not really limited. but rather than just put a little kiosk in the s
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Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
is held hostage? >> we would say broken because lots of energy goes into electing these senators individually and then the results are almost nothing. so that's why we would say broken. you could definitely say it's held hostage. but we would say broken because i think regardless of how the deck is, stacks up, republicans, independents and democrats it should not function this way. i mean, we really do believe that. you know, we think our members and working people in this country and most americans would say it's fair. people get elected. at some point, the majority should rule. and that's the way it is in every other democracy in the world. >> but as we talk what's up with harry reid? he does seem to be backing away from the strong reform that you propose. i brought a story from talkingpointsmemo.com. senate majority leader harry reid is voicing support for a set of changes to the current filibuster rules that would fall far short of the more sweeping proposals from people like mr. cohen. what's he -- what's up? >> well, i think part of what's up is he's got four or five mocrat
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Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
and renewable energy. and, he oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the b.p. oil spill in 2010. industry groups said the shutdown cost thousands of jobs, but salazar defended it today in his departure statement. attackers in algeria stormed a b.p. natural gas complex today and took dozens of foreigners hostage, including seven americans. at least two people were killed. one was british. the nationality of the other was unclear. we have a report from chris ship of "independent television news." >> reporter: the gas facility in southern algeria which early this morning was attacked by a group, claiming to be islamist militants, and where tonight that group is holding several hostages-- a number thought to be british. another briton who worked here is reported to have been killed. a jihadist group with links to al qaida in northern africa claims its holding 40 hostages. this man-- mokhtar belmoktar-- claimed yesterday days they were seeking retaliation for the french military action in mali. a day later the algerian gas field was attacked. the gas field is at a site in southe
PBS
Jan 20, 2013 8:30am PST
are the country that has the best energy matrix on earth. 47% of all energy consumed in brazil comes from renewable sources. >> hinojosa: so let's just say that again, because i think it's important for people to hear that. 47... almost half of the energy used in brazil is produced with renewable sources. >> yes, compared to about 7% in the industrialized world. now, why is that? because of hydroelectric electricity for houses, for industry, et cetera. comes in part from that. 80% of the electricity used in brazil comes from hydro. we have also a new industry which is sugar cane ethanol, which is a carbon reducing activity that has made gasoline an alternative fuel in brazil. most cars that you see in the streets in the cities and the roads are using ethanol, not gasoline. so... and also, in the process of making ethanol, you produce a lot of electricity, because we burn the gas of the sugar cane to power the mills, and the mills use only one-third of that energy. the rest goes to the grid. now, the question for us now is to integrate this new wealth that we have, this pre-salt provi
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Jan 20, 2013 9:00am PST
you have full energy? >> oh, yes. i -- i won't kid you, it's a major surgery and it takes a full six weeks before you're back to what i call 100%. >> if you had been seven years younger would you have recovered your full quotient of energy earlier? >> i don't think so. i was very -- i ran for 15-20 years before it so i was in pretty good shape so i don't think being a little younger would have made any dference in my recovery. >> what's the age at which prostate cancer's found? >> there's an autopsy series from out of detroit that demonstrates that men that died of violent causes, there is actually about a 10% incidence of a tiny focus of prostate cancer in in men between 20-29. this really raises the question about how long those cancers are there. the youngest i've ever heard of being actually diagnosed with prostate cancer was a 29-year-old male in the u.s. army. >> is testicular cancer more common in younger men than is prostate cancer? >> well, yes, certainly that's the most common tumor in young men. men between the ages of 15-35. however, you know, we don't know what the incid
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
, he needs that energy more that will inform the way he speaks to the public because then they're in his head not just the tell prompter of a written word. >> rose: are we disagreeing with what b said in terms of making the point that you have to be -- you can do that and reach to explain your case and explain your vision and be able to tell your narrative but you don't necessarily to go out of your way to attack the other guy on a consistent basis or in fact have harry reid or nancy pelosi come out and attack them all the time if you're trying to get something done that demands an agreement with the other side. bob? >> first of all, charlie, one thing you have to is president obama does not control harry reid or nancy pelosi they are more than anxious -- >> despite how he might wish. >> yeah, in willing to come out and attack republicans on their own spontaneously and with sincere conviction. >> rose: do you think that's helpful? >> no, i think it doesn't work and i think he's got a real problem with that. but i think of very interesting question here is what are his frustrations in
PBS
Jan 18, 2013 4:30pm PST
industrial sector saw the strongest buying interest up 1%. the energy and utility sectors both were higher by 0.9% earnings were in focus with plenty of attention on general electric. the conglomerate earned 44 cents per share, a penny better than estimates and up from a year ago. g.e. said demand from china and other emerging economies helped offset the uncertainty with customers in the u.s. and europe. shares gained 3.5%. volume tripled with the stock closing above $22 for the first time sie october. g.e. said boeing has not changed its delivery schedule for g.e. jet engines used on the 787 dreamliner jet. investment bank morgan stanley had a much stronger than anticipated end to the year with investment banking and trading revenues up sharply. that helped the company earn 45 cents per share, reversing a year ago loss and well above what was expected. the bank has been trying to shift its business away from trading for its own behalf into more of a wealth advisory d lient-focused model. shar rallied.9%. lume tpleds thstocsits at 17 month highs. like other investment banks, morgan stanley
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
very long time, the energy and determination and competitive spirit that still surges through all your veins. barbara walters is, what, 64 years old? she kills every day to win an interview. people of her, quist in britain would have been retired by 70 and tending their begonias in a garden somewhere but she wants to beat me every single day to a booking. i can't think of a more inspiring place to work in my particular chosen profession because you feel you're with the most competitive people for the biggest guess on the biggest platform. for any interviewer-- and we're all egomaniacs at hart, really. we love people to watch our interviews. this is the place to be if you want to be -- >> rose: at this table. >> this very table. >> rose: thank you, piers. piers morgan, good to have you. captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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Jan 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
it is a stle pla to be. >> we will be the world's largest energy producer and largest producer of calories, producer of calories, of food, the technology development, overwhelmingly based in the u.s. our demographics are pretty good, housing is picking up, we have a lot of money, this doesn't speak well for unemployment in the u.s. and doesn't speak well well for a lot of people doing the way they used to our their kids but in terms of looking at the united states, our risk wasn't called the u.s., the risk was called washington politics, the problem is it is precisely that relative comforthat aows washington to shrink into the miasma it continues to. >> rose: japan is the jibs. >> the jibs. >> it is kind of interesting, right after i say the united states is doing well, we have a situation with america's key allies in the three most important regions of the world to us are actually under a lot of stress. >> rose: really? >> and there are really three things happening in world that matter right now geo politically, one is china is rising, one is middle east is explodinand thehird i
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Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
atomic energy agency has left for iran. the inspectors want to get into a military site they believe may be used to develop nuclear weapons. the inspectors have made repeated requests to visit the facility southeast of tehran. they believe iranian scientists have tested explosives at the parchin military complex as part of an effort to produce nuclear weapons. but government officials have received them access. they say the facility has nothing to do with nuclear development. >> we hope that we will be allowed to go to parchin and if access is granted we will welcome the chance to do so. >> representatives of six countries are taking another diplomatic tack. they're scheduled to meet with irann oicials later this month in istanbul. now, israeli leaders have threatened military action if the diplomatic efforts do not resolve the standoff. >>> indian prime minister manmohan singh said relations with pakistan are no longer business as usual. he's criticizing pakistanis for what he called a barbaric act in the disputed region of kashmir. the indian and pakistani militaries fought three t
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Jan 17, 2013 10:00pm PST
energy needs. so there are serious implications that could come out of this. >> suarez: you've got a nato partner in france fighting against a guerrilla army in mali. it's not an easy task, is it? >> not at all. from a logistical standpoint i thought the itn reporter was spot on when she talked about t lostical iues tt are inherent in any kind of war, but they are particularly in hernt in one where the climate is difficult, where the terrain is almost impossible and where you're really not used to configureing your forces in a way that allows you to move rapidly in this kind of terrain. it's very much adown the american southwest and it is a very, very difficult area not only from the standpoint of things like temperature and mountains and things of that nature, it's the nature of the terrain that makes it very difficult to move from one point to another. >> suarez: we've been covering the fight in mali over the last several days but algeria hasn't been in the news for a long time. what's the state of play there? who's running the place? >> there's a government in algeria, it's one
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Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
me at that point. >> rose: why was that? >> well i had a lot of empty time. i had a lot of energy. i had a lot of yearning, a lot of unresolved sense of, i very much wanted to express myself and define myself and sort of navigate, you know. i was young, i was 20 years old and you know when you're 20 you just sort of receive the equipment that you've been issued for an entire lifetime. the body, the mind, the skills, the talents, appetites. those things were relatively new to me. songs re coming out and connecting all the time. so i was writing a lot. >> rose: was that the most fertile period for you ever. >> yes, it was. and then after i got enough success to be, to call myself a professional musician who did this for a living, a different and once i got the huge amount of recognition -- >> rose: the first album in "time" magazine cover in 1971. >> then that changed and it became less of a personal sort of private endeavor and kind of a process. but i was really just busting at the seams to express myself. delighted in the language and the music and the changes and you know everythin
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Jan 22, 2013 4:30pm PST
, financial and energy sectors topped the gainers, each increasing 0.9%. we are in the first of the three heaviest weeks of corporate quarterly earnings, and the focus was on chemical git dupont today. the company earned 11 cents per share, less than a third what they were a year ago but still four cents better than estimates. dupont said it is seeing early improvement in its titanium dioxide business. that product is used as pigment in paint and other products. it's seen as an indication of overall industrial strength. on that note of optimism, shares were up 1.8%. this is the stock's highest price since issuing an earnings warning back in october. gold and copper miner freeport mcmoran led the gains in the materials sector, rising 4.6%. it is the world's biggest public traded copper miner with a big presence in indonesia. despite a drop in production there, fourth quarter earnings were up stronger than expectations. freeport called it an abnormal year at its indonesian mines. it expects production there to pick up this year. earnings also were in play in the financial sector. insurance
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Jan 17, 2013 4:30pm PST
boeing, didn't it. it really was the new technology in place, the new energy savings for global airlines and on pace to double the number of dream liners it delivered it year. started out in 2011 which was already late with just 346 last year, more than 80 this year. with this uncertnty what kid of threat its earnings gross potential. >> it's interesting. when you talk about the dream liner and boeing, when you talk about earnings over the next two years, most analysts have this booked at zero margin so from an eps perspective there is really no impact from a revenue going forward it will be around 20% of revenue, so the story for boeing is not necessarily earnings, it's cash generation so, the market is looking for, you know, when will the 787 turn cash positive versus accounting positive. and so that before all of this was a number sort of late 2014, 2015. >> so you have gone to sell here with boeing shares trading in the low 70s with this kind of headline risk call, not necessarily a financial concern. at what point would boeing share price present just a compelling value would you ha
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Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
president does not spend a lot of time, effort, or energy on. >> do you agree with that. >> if you look at the deal with congress, they tried every other relationship, the obama, the reed-mcconnell relationship but it was the biden relationship that set it off. he know he how to run a meeting. he runs through them. that's how you run a meeting. he know he how to do that. >> recently the president at a press conference had to say i'm a friendly guy, i'm a people guy, but joe biden really is that. >> joe biden is. and joe biden's excesses of being a people person and gregarious and enormously approachable, have been very important to this administration and to what david pointed out what happened, particularly in the last couple of months. briefly, we always here this is the most important vice president in the history of the world. how does he rank as vice presidents go? >> hectually just may be -- this may be one of the rare occasions where the superlative applies. we heard it about dick cheney in a different way. cheney, you had a sense -- cheney was in many ways provided the inte
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